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How the Brain Works


Why do we make the right choices in most situations? How does our brain know, for example, not to drink out of a stranger's cup or brush our teeth in the middle of a meeting or class? Rebecca Saxe, Carole Middleton Career Development Professor in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT discusses how our brains determine the right course of action and reject the bad ideas.

Credit: National Science Foundation and Discover magazine

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